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SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) - Leading and Implementing SAFe

Become a certified SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) and get trained by Scaled Agile accredited SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs)

SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) - mode of study

Option 1: 4-day public training
Option 2: In-company training

Also see: SAFe 4.5 Release Train Engineer (RTE); Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – the highest certification in Agile and SAFe

SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) are change agents who combine their technical knowledge of SAFe with an intrinsic motivation to improve the company's software and systems development processes. SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) play a critical role in successfully implementing SAFe.

As a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) you must be trained for your new role, and acquire the skills and tools needed to execute your responsibilities as well as to coach and teach others to implement and support the change. The best way to achieve this is to follow the leading and implementing SAFe training with SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) certification.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – leading and implementing SAFe

This 4-day SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training prepares you to become a change agent who leads the transformation. You will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You will also learn how to effectively coach programs, to launch Agile Release Trains (ARTs), to build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture and to empower a Lean portfolio.

The first 2 days of the training - Leading SAFe - will provide you with the basics to teach SAFe to others. The final 2 days focus extensively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your organization.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – what will you learn?

After the official SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training (and certification) you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Empower with a lean portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe
  • Act as a SAFe 4.5 Lean-Agile Leader (SL) certifying agent

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – for who?

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include professional services consultants; business and technology executives; leaders, managers and directors; portfolio managers and fiduciaries, and project/program management office (PMO) personnel.

About the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is the world's leading framework for enterprise agility. Today, SAFe is in its 4.5 iteration and has been adopted by 70% of the Fortune 100. More than 160,000 practitioners in 100+ countries have been trained and certified through a role-based curriculum that features different SAFe certifications.

SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) – exam

The SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam is designed to measure knowledge and skills related to the SPC job role. The official SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam is a web-based (single browser), closed book and timed exam. You have 2 hours to complete the exam that consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. The passing score is 75% (45 out of 60 questions).

SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) – prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the SPC training, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) certification exam and practice as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis or product or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • one or more relevant Agile certifications

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – advantages of the SPC certification

Passing the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam will provide you with:

  • A one year membership as a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Access to licensed course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • Access to free licensed materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • Inclusion in the SPC 4 directory list (optional)
  • SPC 4 branding with the SPC certification mark
  • Access to the private SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) LinkedIn group

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – exam cost

The first SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam attempt is included in the training fee if the exam is taken within 30 days after completion of the SPC training.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – exam retake policy

The second attempt of the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait period. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait period. Each retake attempt costs $ 250.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – study materials

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training materials can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer to the content that was presented during the SPC training. You will receive a:

  • Study guide: this comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the learning plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SPC training.
  • Practice test: a practice test will be available for the SPC exam.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning and renewing their Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation through Scrum Alliance.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – teaching languages

The 4-day SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training will be lectured in English and upon request in Dutch, French, and German. All documentation and the SPC exam will be in English.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – level of the training

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training will be held on a Bachelor(+) level.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – number of attendees

The number of attendees is limited.

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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – in-company

With at least 5 delegates an in-house SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) training could be your best choice. Do you prefer an in-house SPC training? Please call us at +31 (0)40 246 0220 or send an e-mail to info@imfacademy.com to discuss the possibilities.

Content

SAFE 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) – CONTENT

DAY I & II – LEADING SAFE

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) planning
  • Exploring, executing and releasing value
  • Leading a Lean-Agile enterprise
  • Empowering a lean portfolio
  • Building large solutions

DAY III & IV – IMPLEMENTING SAFE

  • Reaching the SAFe tipping point
  • Designing the implementation
  • Launching an Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Coaching Agile Release Train (ART) execution
  • Extending to the portfolio
  • Sustaining and improving
  • Becoming a SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)

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Trainer(s)

The SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training is delivered by certified and accredited SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) of Scaled Agile, the certifying body of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). At this very moment there are only 50 SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) in the world. Your trainers belong to this highly exclusive group. The trainers have extensive SAFe experience with training and implementing SAFe at large organizations all over the world.

Start date(s)

The SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training consists of 4 days from 08.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs. The SPC trainings will take place a.o. on the following dates and locations:

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – training I

  • 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 December 2018 (Paris, France) (French)

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – training II

  • 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 December 2018 (Brussels, Belgium)

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – training III

  • 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 January 2019 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – training IV

  • 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 January 2019 (Manchester, United Kingdom)

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) – training V

  • 28 + 29 + 30 + 31 January 2019 (Brussels, Belgium)

For more Startdates and locations please check the Complete list of Startdates for the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training, contact our offices at +31 (0)40 246 02 20 or send an e-mail to info@imfacademy.com.

Fee / Registration

The fee for the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training and certification is € 2,995 (VAT excl.) per person. The fee includes all documentation, all lunches, coffee/tea, and the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam, if the exam is taken within 30 days after the SPC training.

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Participant cancellation
Delegates may be substituted up until the first day of the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training without further cost, provided notice is given in writing. Delegates requesting a transfer to a later SPC training date may do so without incurring penalty fees, provided the request is received in writing at least 8 weeks before the start date of the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training.

Should you wish to cancel the SCP training:
-For cancellations up to 8 weeks before the start of the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training, we will charge €175,- for administration costs.
-For cancellations between 8 and 6 weeks before the start of the SPC training, we will charge 50% of the training fee.
-For cancellations between 6 and 3 weeks before the start of the SPC training, we will charge 75% of the training fee.
-For cancellations within 3 weeks before the start of the SPC training, we will charge 100% of the training fee.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

Payment
Payment of the SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) training fee must be received within 30 days of the invoice date, though always before the start of the SPC training.

SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC) - Leading and Implementing SAFe

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